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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kyhunter99, Nov 29, 2020.
News flash. The deer will do just fine fending for themselves. No such thing as winter kill here.
I didn't at anytime say winter kill, Im merely pointing out that some people feed to help the deer, not just get them into shooting position then go on about their ways the second deer season ends. I dont mean to offend anyone just appreciate those who do continue to supplement throughout the year
Agree. For me personally I try to do plots, minerals, etc on a 365 basis. One I like and enjoy it and two I try to give back more than I take.
I’ll be cremated someday and my ashes will be spread on the fields I harvested deer on. Call it karma
3 acres buck forage oats, 4 acres standing corn, 1.5 winter wheat - tons of food, however even today the deer were still gorging on acorns
I lived on a farm once that was thick with deer. And ill only tell you what i saw. In january and february id find several dead bucks. Not from being shot.
I fully and firmly believe that deer will deplete themselves in the rut especially with a big doe herd about. And because of the depletion of their body and competition for food some do perish from the cold.
At minimum keeping good forage for them in the winter likely helps them be in better condition for better antler growth in the following year.
Im thinking the attention to winter forages does matter perhaps more to a deer than any other time of year.
Im enjoying these posts, i love that some of yall are passionate about it. And the ones that dont care for it, thats fine too. Just to clarify.
3 acres turnips/daikon radishes, 3 acres winter wheat/winter peas/oats, 1/2 acre Pasja and 1 1/2 acre red/crimson clover which is worthless in the winter but huge in Spring for deer and turkey.
I don't plant any of this because the deer HAVE to have them I do it because I want the deer to winter on my farm regardless of whether I still have a tag late season (I do this year) or not. I want the button bucks to grow up coming to my farm for winter food and someday they will be the bucks i'm looking for
I have zero interest in being buried, might have to do something similar with my ashes. Places ive hunted and fished would be cool. My daughters are going to have a heck of a time getting to all those spots lol.
I have 2 acres of durana clover and chicory,1.5 acres of brassica. I also have a feeder I will put almost a 5 gallon bucket of feed in a week to 10 days apart. I mix corn,full draw and BB2. Around the 1st part of January I will hinge cut some small trees that have honey suckle in it. I eye balled about 12 trees while hunting. My hope is to get to a point where i don't see a browse line in February. I will also hinge cut around 5 female persimmon trees that I marked this fall.
If you want to supplemental feed in addition to corn, try senior horse feed. They love it and it's good for em where corn ain't doing nothing for em.
Always wondered about this. Seems like youd have to have a covered feeder for that right?
I don't, they clean it up pretty quick.
This is when the fertilizing of green briar and honey suckle back in the spring comes into play.
I was like you at first. I missed the word around. I don’t think he’s cutting the persimmons. Just trees around them.